These photos are all taken of the same jump height, same horse, same rider, same location. Here's some info about us:
I am 14 years old and have been riding for 9 years. I am relatively new to jumping, though.
Horse: Luca (Northern Ninja) is 6 (rising 7) years old and I broke him in myself. He is great to ride and a very fast learner. He jumps 75cm in-hand and 60cm under saddle.
When I started training him to jump, I thought I was doing quite a good job...until I saw pictures of my jumping position.
At least I was just training Luca over small jumps, and apart from my horrible position, I was training him quite well, IMO. He doesn't refuse, he has scope and he loves jumping. Now, to the pics.
^ horrible, right?
And now (about a month and a half later):
^ my opinion about my position in this pic is: a smidge more of a release, heel down more...there's probably things I've missed, though...
And my favourite one (it looks blurry because my sis took it with her phone):
^ heels more down and foot more out of the stirrup?
Now it's your turn to critique (if you want)!